Bretby Art Pottery

Bretby Art Pottery, more properly known as Tooth & Co. Ltd., was started in 1883 by Henry Tooth and William Ault. They were based at Woodville, Derbyshire. Within a year they had won a gold award at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1884, the same year that the famous ‘Sunburst’ trade mark was registered. Ault left after four years to set up his own pottery at Swadlincote.